Statements and recommendations about the collaboration between environmental design/planning specialists and crime experts are becoming more and more common nowadays in European countries. These statements and recommendations are based on assumptions regarding the inter-relationships between the physical environment and human behaviour. Hence urban planning has an impact on crime and fear of crime by influencing the conduct and attitudes of offenders and potential victims (and/or targets) of crime or victims of fear of crime.
Research and experiments (see the documents on this website) show that particular types of crime can be reduced by modifying the opportunity for crime in the built environment without displacement of crime taking place.
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English items in this website (and some other languages)
The 10th Annual International Forum within the 21st German Congress on Crime Prevention will take place on the 6th and 7th of June 2016 in Magdeburg.
 This final report of the EU EvoCS project (Evolving Concepts of Security in Europe) gives a summary of its most important research results in section 2. The methodology that was used is ...
 Many of the world’s cities can become safer, healthier places by changing the design of their streets and communities. Where public streets have been designed to serve primarily or even ...
On Wednesday September 30, Paul van Soomeren will give the first seminar in the URBSEC fall seminar series.
 This article reviews the current status of the concept of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). It provides an overview of its history and origins and defines how it is ...
Copenhagen Summerschool Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning (CP-UDP) August 22-30 2015
Latest information about the 2015 ICA Conference: Inclusive places. Safe places. Favourite places.
 This study found little evidence of harmful effects of street lighting adaptation strategies - switch off, part-night lighting, dimming, or changes to white light/LEDs - on road Safety ...
Applications from Foreign Countries are welcome.
Ron Clarke and Pat Mayhew received the 'Nobel Price' in Criminology 2015.
Mark your calendars for the 2015 ICA International Conference October 19-20 2015! Our theme this year is: CPTED 2015 - Inclusive places. Safe places. Favourite places
 The study - requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs - answers three questions: 1. How secure do European citizens feel? 2. What they regard ...
Think Crime! Using evidence, theory and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for planning safer cities
 Practical guide for CPTED professionals. It describes how to use theory and evidence in creating and justifying CPTED programs. The book describes ready to use tools for gathering and ...
The website of the EU COST action Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP) is up and running.
Seminar of the UK Design Out Crime Association
TED talk by Macarena Rau Vargas (Chili)
How Manchester is designing out crime in Moss Side and Wythenshawe estates.